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As Iran Joins Anti-ISIS Fight, ‘Cultural Ties’ With Iraq Go Military

Well, it’s official: Iran has sent troops into Iraq (along with heavy weapons, reconnaissance drones and artillery) to fight the Islamic State (or more specifically, to retake an oil refinery captured by the terror group), following a visit by Iranian

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

Tensions Rising as Nuke Talks Restart

Both Iran and the EU confirmed this week that talks over a final-status nuclear deal would resume on December 17 in Geneva. Expectations that the negotiations will finally bear fruit this time are already on the rise within the Iranian

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military, nuclear talks

Iranian NSC head Ali Shamkhani

Last week Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed former defense minister Ali Shamkhani as head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council. Not surprisingly, the move was greeted with media applause – but absolutely no scrutiny. Indeed, the Christian Science Monitor’s Scott

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Rouhani’s Cabinet

With so much happening, we’ve decided to assist the otherwise preoccupied media by taking a closer look at some key figures in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s new cabinet. Hossein Dehghan, Defense Minister: Deghan’s an IRGC veteran, and has reportedly been in

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Other News
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